The Missouri Early Voting and Election Procedure Initiative
was on the November 2012 ballot
in the state of Missouri
as an initiated constitutional amendment
. The measure would have allowed for early voting on general federal elections and would amend procedures relating to voter identification affidavits, voting address updates, and provisional ballots.
A total of four versions of the initiative have been confirmed for circulation.
The initiatives were proposed by Matt Cologna of Springfield, Missouri. A similar initiative - an initiated state statute - was also proposed by Cologna for the 2012 ballot.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Missouri signature requirements
To qualify for the ballot, the initiative required signatures from registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot were due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.
The initiative petition was approved for circulation on January 7, 2011.